MARK ZUPAN, Appellant, v. NATIONWIDE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY; NATIONWIDE PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; and DIRTY MOE’S OYSTER BOAT, INC., Appellees.

Case No. 97-2070District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District.
Opinion filed March 11, 1998 JANUARY TERM 1998

Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County; Patti Englander Henning, Judge; L.T. Case No. 94-4851 03.

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Xavier Martinez of Podhurst, Orseck, Josefsberg, Easton, Meadow, Olin Perwin, P.A., Miami, for appellant.

Hinda Klein of Conroy, Simberg Ganon, P.A., Hollywood, for appellee.

PER CURIAM.

This is an appeal from a summary final judgment in favor of appellant’s uninsured motorist insurer. We reverse and remand.

A written rejection of uninsured motorist (UM) coverage, or selection of UM coverage limits lower than bodily injury limits is to be made on a form approved by the Insurance Commissioner; and if signed by the insured it will be conclusively presumed that there was an informed, knowing rejection of coverage, or election of lower limits. § 627.727(1) (Supp. 1992). It follows that if the form does not indicate, at the time it is signed,whether the insured is rejecting coverage or whether the insured is selecting lower limits, the presumption cannot apply.

Here, there is a dispute as to whether, at the time they were signed by the insured, the forms were sufficiently completed to indicate whether the insured was rejecting coverage or selecting lower limits. Because the record revealed a disputed issue of material fact, summary judgment was inappropriate.

GLICKSTEIN, STEVENSON and SHAHOOD, JJ., concur.